Sunday, July 21, 2013

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Sunday July 21 2013 edition


Politics Today – July 21, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today, RCI’s Gilda Salomone focused on a petition by a citizens advocacy group on the fate of the Senate.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) wants Prime Minister Stephen Harper and all Parliamentarians to hold a referendum on abolishing the Senate at the same time as the next federal elections, in 2015.


Canadian Arts, Culture, Lifestyle 55

This week on the show, some poetry.

Where once the poet was a prized member of society and honoured, poetry no longer has the high profile it once had, and that's a shame.

Poems can capture and bring our attention to brief, fleeting moments, tiny vignettes of life, and also ...


Mt. Megantic Park continues to feature the night skies

Mt. Megantic Park shares the name with Lac Megantic, the town that made headlines around the world following the horrific accident that occurred in the early morning hours of July 6th.

A runaway train took 72 cars filled with crude oil down the hill, derailing into a series of explosions that levelled 40 buildings, destroying ...



Toronto cop posed for cameras as victim of flood

It was supposed to be a joke, but Toronto police were not amused by the behavior of an employee. During a record rainfall on July 8, as stranded passengers waited for rescue on a flooded GO Train, a police officer decided to pose as a victim and give a TV interview.

Nickolas Dorazio posed as a shivering flood victim ...


Foreign Service labour conflict affecting international students

Canada's Foreign Service officers are having problems negotiating a settlement to their labour conflict with the government of Canada.  The union representing diplomats and immigration officials have been without a contract for 20 months.

Now escalating job action measures are beginning to affect foreign students wanting to begin studies in Canada this September.

In an interview with ...


Railway operations and rules and why they failed at Lac Megantic

With the terrible tragedy of the deadly train wreck and fire in the small Quebec town of Lac Megantic, comes many questions.

The train cars and crude oil still burning furiously through the next day © cbc

Among them, how could a train start rolling all by itself? And what about ...


'Fear of a Black Nation', new book on Black activism and 1960s Montreal

In the 1960s, the city of Montreal became a focus for Black Power and the Caribbean left according to a just released new book by David Austin.

"Montreal had played an important, significant... historical role within the Black Diaspora in the 1960s," he says in an interview with RCI.




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